USC (Gould) c/o 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Which doctrinal courses have you been assigned for the Fall term?

Poll ended at Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:01 pm

(1) Civ Pro, Torts, Contracts
3
30%
(2) Civ Pro, Con Law, Contracts
4
40%
(3) Civ Pro, Torts, Con Law
3
30%
 
Total votes: 10

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:01 pm

Hey there. So people have been hearing back within 24-48 hours. For me and another person itt, it took three+ days, we don't know why. I think it's okay to reserve now, I'm going to do it as soon as I get home (at the airport now).

Also today, I visited Culver City/Palms to check out the area. Pretty nice residential places, quiet.

But hated the LA traffic, I definitely could have walked faster than the cars were going.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby fishbulb » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:01 pm

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby UCLAHopeful2015 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:04 pm

WhatCouldHaveBeen wrote:How long did it take you all to hear from Mary after your first reach out regarding negotiating? I reached out this morning PST. I love USC and I think id be so happy there! My decisions unfortunatelt are going to be financially driven from here on out.

Also, any strategic advantage to waiting to reserve until I hear from Mary on a possible increase, assuming I do hear before midnight this Weds/15th? I still don't quite "get" this whole reservation thing, only school in my lineup that has anything like it.

Thank you all for being such great resources!!


It took 2 business days for my first attempt at negotiations which is what she said is the norm when I spoke to her over the phone.

As for reservations, you could always say yes but you're not fully committed to usc yet.

Hope this helps! Pm me if you have any other questions, otherwise best of luck!

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby rwe13 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:05 pm

WhatCouldHaveBeen wrote:How long did it take you all to hear from Mary after your first reach out regarding negotiating? I reached out this morning PST. I love USC and I think id be so happy there! My decisions unfortunatelt are going to be financially driven from here on out.

Also, any strategic advantage to waiting to reserve until I hear from Mary on a possible increase, assuming I do hear before midnight this Weds/15th? I still don't quite "get" this whole reservation thing, only school in my lineup that has anything like it.

Thank you all for being such great resources!!


I got a reply in under 24 hours but I wouldn't think (but don't know) it matters with regard to the whole reservation thing

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby supersplittysplitter » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:10 pm

rwe13 wrote:So, I negotiated up my scholarship and am prepared to reserve it, but I noticed that the "download scholarship decision letter" link still shows my original offer. I just wanted to make sure that it's normal for them to not update the portal with the new offer before I reserve it ? just because I'd rather email them about it before reserving than asking them to correct it afterwards.


Mine isn't updated either :/

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:26 am

Scholarship Reservation Form, 4/15
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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:59 am

GUYZ!! I found another great poster from USC beside michael, chimp, and one another person. A 3L from USC here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=246349&p=8527623#p8527623

Ask away, it's "Ask Me Anything" (AMA), a great opportunity if you have questions. (Actually, do help me out there, I don't want to be the only person asking questions, that'll get annoying very fast. :mrgreen: )

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:38 am

Pls ignore the poll for now, am having technical difficulties. .

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby WhatCouldHaveBeen » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:18 pm

This sounds like a perfect situation for a quick phone call. I would want the new scholly in writing before reserving, totally get your point of view here.

Has anyone tried to negotiate up and been shot down? There seems to be more positive than negative results here...



supersplittysplitter wrote:
rwe13 wrote:So, I negotiated up my scholarship and am prepared to reserve it, but I noticed that the "download scholarship decision letter" link still shows my original offer. I just wanted to make sure that it's normal for them to not update the portal with the new offer before I reserve it ? just because I'd rather email them about it before reserving than asking them to correct it afterwards.


Mine isn't updated either :/

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:32 pm

^^ me !! I could use a bullet proof vest. Although my initial offer seems generous, I got shot down. :/ I really would like to come here, but dat $57k price tag...

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:34 pm

Bad news: We can no longer have polls anymore because of technical issues. We can have them on occasions that we find to be important. But other than that, I think we OD-ed on polls. Sorry guyz.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby UCLAHopeful2015 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:40 pm

LawsRUs wrote:^^ me !! I could use a bullet proof vest. Although my initial offer seems generous, I got shot down. :/ I really would like to come here, but dat $57k price tag...



same here ... and that 150k price tag :shock: :? :cry:

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby Finalfan » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:45 pm

It seems people are getting random bumps according to LSN, one of you might be next.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby WhatCouldHaveBeen » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:31 pm

I need a bulletproof vest now too. Kevlar for everyone !!


UCLAHopeful2015 wrote:
LawsRUs wrote:^^ me !! I could use a bullet proof vest. Although my initial offer seems generous, I got shot down. :/ I really would like to come here, but dat $57k price tag...



same here ... and that 150k price tag :shock: :? :cry:

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:36 pm

Sorry to hear that.. Did you get a straight up no or come back again note? I got the former. I'll try again tho.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:13 am

Part I. So Law Day was last weekend.

First, I really enjoyed meeting some of you. You all seemed awesome.

My favorite part about Law Day was talking with current students. At the closing reception & student organizations fair, there was this student who felt comfortable with being with mec and I that he did such a goofy thing! Won't forget that haha.

About meeting with current students, I really enjoyed the Student Life panel. There were five current students. They all seemed down-to-earth and friendly. All of them had really great personalities--they didn't seem like they would rip pages off a book or hide books in the library. (Actually iirc, one of them said that they ripped off a page from a book, but that was from his own book, out of frustration hahaha.) They were all from diverse backgrounds. One had lawyers in the family, one was first gen to college. One lived in DTLA, one commuted from home, one had a 30 minute commute. One was interested in biglaw, one in gov't.

They said that their school schedule was from 8am - 6-7pm M-F. They gave a really great piece of advice that they shared with us: Be sure to schedule your "fun" into your schedule as you would for your studies. A full day or half a day where you get to do nothing. Also, all of them told us don't forget to exercise and keep healthy during your 1L year.

It was really funny when they said that you can get free lunch every day if you attend different events and panels. One bought lunch only 3-4 times in their 1L year. So you could survive on free food, but it won't be healthy all the time, they said. They have free Chipotle on occasion, etc. I think they said there are two refrigerators and a microwave in the law building. (Someone correct me if I am saying the wrong things, I blame my bad memory..It was a very long day.)

So wrt small sections, they said that some sections get the morning schedule (8-10am/8am-12pm), and others would get later a later schedule (10am-1pm/10am-2pm).

They said that there are not a lot of dining options near campus. There are some on campus, Lemonade, Seeds. I think one said that the law school cafe has good breakfast burritos haha. And there are plans to open a Trader Joe's right on campus. (I'm trying to remember other details that the student panelists mentioned, but I think that's it for now.)

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:22 am

Nobody wants to hear this, but...

2015-2016 Estimated Cost of Attendance
- Tuition/Fees $57,500 (seven whole dollars cheaper than last year!!)
- Books/Supplies $1,990
- Room/Board $16,100
- Personal/Misc. $1,828
- Transportation $2,520

Total $79,938

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby UCLAHopeful2015 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:56 am

LawsRUs wrote:Nobody wants to hear this, but...

2015-2016 Estimated Cost of Attendance
- Tuition/Fees $57,500 (seven whole dollars cheaper than last year!!)
- Books/Supplies $1,990
- Room/Board $16,100
- Personal/Misc. $1,828
- Transportation $2,520

Total $79,938



I think Gould would be much more positively regarded in terms of rankings and whatnot if the tuition wasn't higher than just about every other law school in the entire galaxy/universe

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby Finalfan » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:12 am

There are still random bumps( 4 people with full rides so far) according to LSN and yet there are so many that haven't even gotten a decision. :o

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby stephcurry » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:46 pm

Had my scholarship upped from $120k total to full tuition. 50<GPA<75<LSAT. Emailed last week and turnaround time was a couple days less than a week. Wrote a pretty basic email but PM if you want more details.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:03 pm

stephcurry wrote:Had my scholarship upped from $120k total to full tuition. 50<GPA<75<LSAT. Emailed last week and turnaround time was a couple days less than a week. Wrote a pretty basic email but PM if you want more details.


pm-ed, thanks!!

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby LawsRUs » Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:41 pm

You guyz just got the email right?

We are very excited about this year's incoming students; the class is shaping up to be the best yet, highly qualified and extremely diverse.


Re: "shaping up to be the best yet," I think they're really going to go for +1/2 spots in rankings.

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Postby Finalfan » Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:52 pm

LawsRUs wrote:You guyz just got the email right?

We are very excited about this year's incoming students; the class is shaping up to be the best yet, highly qualified and extremely diverse.


Re: "shaping up to be the best yet," I think they're really going to go for +1/2 spots in rankings.



They will go back to 18 easily where they use to be if they rig the median with splitters like WUSTL and Emory do(not sure if USC did that) and hire more of their own grads( this is something they did this cycle).

Having said that it seems like wishful thinking about " the best yet". High LSAT are down by about 10% and what happens when the t-14 start raiding their class by acceptances USC matriculates from their waitlist in a month or two?

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby WhatCouldHaveBeen » Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:57 pm

I got the former as well, but a lot can happen, on both ends (applicant and school), between now and deposit deadlines. I think we're all (or certainly me!) figuring this out as we go...

LawsRUs wrote:Sorry to hear that.. Did you get a straight up no or come back again note? I got the former. I'll try again tho.

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Re: USC (Gould) c/o 2018

Postby RubyRod » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:31 pm

Guys I really don't know what to do! My head is going to explode and there's a seat deposit on Friday. I think I will definitely need an extension on that in order to really figure out what I want.




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